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  1. Hi guys I'm after some advice! I've been in the industry 6 years now, 4 of which have been self employed. I have extended national diploma level 3, distinction level, abc arb, a range of CS tickets, trailer, telle handler tickets etc and the RFS arb certification. What are you opinions on the next qualification to do? I'm aiming eventually to consultancy level. Is the ISA cert worth going for? Or a level 4 qualification of some sort? The only thing is I don't want to go to uni. Looking forward to hearing from you Thanks Gilly
  2. Burr oak Coffee table I made for my girlfriends flat. I have no idea, but what do you think it would be worth if i was to sell it? Gilly
  3. Thanks for the advice, going to take a bit of head scratching I think! :001_huh:Fortunately the log is facing downhill so agg221's idea should work. I use a ladder as my first cut guide though. So getting that square on a 6'' thick slab will be tricky, but cheers
  4. After some advice guys. I've got a couple large oak stems in a steep inaccessible woodland, can't really reach it with anything but a quad bike. Ive done plenty of milling planks with the alaskan, but never really any square timber. The customer wants 4 6''x 6'' x 10' long posts for a log shed we are building in the bottom of the woodland. I have a small log mill on a MS 461 and a 36'' mill on an 880, but can't work out how i'm going to be able to turn 6'' thick boards into 6x6 posts with either of these tools. I don't really want to buy a mini mill. I guess i need to be able to hold the boards vertically, mount the ladder on the side (which would then be the top) and rip through that way with the small log mill, but how do you hold a 10ft long 6inch thick bit of oak upright on a slope?! There must be a technique i'm not thinking of. Thanks Gilly
  5. Hi guys, Whats the crack with selling second hand climbing kit? Can you do it, what happens when it comes to LOLER? I have a spiderjack, never used, that iave had for a year, and want to sell it Thanks Gilly
  6. thanks for all the input guys. Steel it is i think I would try to say im not lazy.. but in the end i know i will be!
  7. ive searched it :/but cant find anything
  8. I felled an oak stick yesterday that had a lot of massive burrs on. I've cut them off, and going to let a mate turn them into bowls. I don't know anything about turning, can they be turned green, or how long do i leave them to dry? Thanks Gilly
  9. Hi guys, about to order a winch for my landie, i dont know wether to go for synthetic or wire rope. The landy forums and people (not in tree work) i talk to all say synthetic, being lighter and safer and easier to work with. But im not so sure, using it for work, if you are not careful the synthetic would burr up quickly? What do you guys use? Thanks Gilly
  10. thanks for the input, its only a little thing really, one man, saw.my quad and trailer for extracting logs, etc and its in the same village so travel doesnt really come into it. and its for cash. \soithink il say 13/14 hour.
  11. Hi Guys Just been asked by a guy in the village if i could do some work in his small ( 4/5 acre) oak woodland. Theres a bit to do, fallen trees to log, take out some trees, clear rhododendron, a bit of aerial work by the road. Enough to fill a couple saturdays a month. We agreed on doing it on an hourly rate. like as and when i do it. But how much to charge per hour? Fuel, equipment, labour etc obviously all comes into it. I was thinking £13-15 Any advice from you more experienced bays?
  12. Gilly

    winch advice

    Im from east devon, so firstfour 4x4 is my local shop. Thanks for all the advice, but i think going down the hydraulic/pto way is just too expensive, and i think it will be the synthetic rope, as its lighter , more workable and safer than the metal wire


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